Tribute Series

2020 Tribute Pinot Noir

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Description

A seductive, meticulously structured Pinot Nair. Bright and pretty aromatics of Morello cherries and fresh cranberries, complimented by coffee beans and vanilla spice undertones. The delicate palate has soft tannin's and rounded mouthfeel that offers a luscious finish to this wine. 

Winemaking Notes

Hand-picked fruit fermented in open pot vessels with approximately 25% whole bunch fermentation. A 3 day cold soak under CO2 cover allowed a slow start to natural fermentation. Pressed when almost dry and immediately racked to oak, the wine finished fermentation and was matured in a combination of new and year old French barrels for a period of 11 months. 

A single clone MV6 is sourced from our C and G Blocks. Vine manipulation is performed to reduce the fruit crop to one bunch shoots in both source blocks. These rows have been selected for their superior aspect, are grown at a higher density which culminates in greater complexity of fruit. 

Growing Conditions

Vintage 2020 conditions were mild to warm. Winter was dry, with mild conditions in spring with good rains aiding in staving off the risk of frost. The conditions leading up to harvest were generally mild with some hot days with significantly above average rainfall. Conditions at flowering were challenging with cool windy weather resulting in below average fruit set. This in turn lead to lighter crops on average. 

Food Match

Pan seared crispy skin wild salmon on a bed of smashed baby pea and mint. Sided by sliced steamed potato and lightly dressed shaved fennel and mandarin salad.